Other than the changes to the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act and the Illinois False Claims Act, the 2011 legislative session has been rather uneventful in terms of state false claims act legislation.
However, in some late-breaking news from Ohio, Senate Bill No. 143 was introduced last week by state Senators Hughes (R-Canton) and Oelslager (R-North Canton) last week. Both Senators also sponsored a previous bill which died in the last legislative session.
The strong supporter of the legislation–he also supported the Ohio FCA as a state Senator in the last legislative session).
I don’t know how long the Ohio state legislative session is, but I hope it is long enough to get this important legislation passed. Stay tuned….
By Zachary Kitts on April 11, 2011 in State False Claims Act News, Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act, Virginia Whistleblowers
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